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 SCTK519 Posts: 2,085 5/5/12 8:38 A The weight is on the box in case you run into this while at the store. Otherwise, I check out the serving size and # of servings in a box if I don't know remember what the recipe calls for or don't know what a standard serving size would be.
 AMBERLYNNXXO Posts: 164 5/3/12 10:17 P Dragonchilde, that's what I thought!! lol I think I'll add in a little more noodles lol..I eat a lot of pasta too but I never cared to divide the packages of noodles cuz usually when I make meals I make enough for leftovers..then this recipe came along and I'm like what the heck lol ANARIE, I didn't realize how much pasta came in a box that's why I asked the question..I have no boxes of noodles laying around and I didn't realize 1 box equalled out to a pound..I guess I should have know that though lol. 1/4 lb. fettuccine, uncooked 1 cup broccoli florets 3/4 lb. frozen cooked cleaned medium shrimp, thawed 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Savory Lemon & Herb Cooking Creme 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes Those are the ingrediants it really doesn't look like much..lol..I'm trying to figure a way to tweek it without having to double everything..I figure adding a little more noodles might work. Edited by: AMBERLYNNXXO at: 5/3/2012 (22:18)
 ANARIE Posts: 13,042 5/3/12 9:44 P It would be a very good thing to re-learn your ounces, fractions, and decimals. A pound is 16 ounces. One-fourth of 16 ounces is the same as 16 ounces divided by 4. You can either figure out what part of a box that is, or go weigh 4 ounces on a scale and see what it looks like. Whether or not 4 ounces is enough for a whole family depends on what else is in the dish. If it's mostly pasta with just a little chicken or some beans or veggies, etc, then it's probably not enough for more than two adults. If the dish has a lot of something else, though, one ounce per person might be enough. Again, you sort of have to understand how much a serving of the other foods is in order to tell. If the recipe calls for a pound of chicken and 4 ounces of pasta, that's probably plenty for four. If it calls for 1/4 pound of hamburger and 1/4 pound of pasta, that will be enough for two but without much left over. That's a wonderful, unexpected side effect of a program like SparkPeople-- you become really, really good at arithmetic!
 SCTK519 Posts: 2,085 5/3/12 8:07 P 1/4 lb of dry pasta is 1/4 lb of pasta; you would weigh it out on the kitchen scale as the pound is a unit of weight. It's also equal to 4 oz or 0.25 lbs.
 DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (59,393) Fitness Minutes: (14,634) Posts: 9,705 5/3/12 7:53 P It's not; a serving of pasta is generally about 2 ozs. That's about a plate (I eat a LOT of pasta!) Figure on about 2 ozs per person, give or take. :) That equals to around 5.7 ounces per person, cooked.
 AMBERLYNNXXO Posts: 164 5/3/12 4:12 P Ohhh ok Nirerin, thank you. That makes sense. That doesn't seem like too much pasta to feed a family though hmmm.
 NIRERIN Posts: 13,758 5/3/12 4:10 P if your box is a 16oz box, that's a pound. so it would be 1/4 of that box. if you buy the bigger boxes [32oz or 2lb] then it would be 1/8. if you buy the whole wheat kind that have funky numbers, read how many servings the box has, divide it out and have two of them. because all 1/4lb is is four ounces.
 AMBERLYNNXXO Posts: 164 5/3/12 4:09 P Yeah I have a kitchen scale but I was just wondering around how much it was before I go ahead and make it because I'm not sure that would be enough to feed my family.. Like, would it be half a box? 1/4 a box? I'm confused.
 CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (95,268) Fitness Minutes: (92,479) Posts: 3,569 5/3/12 4:07 P 4 ounces or 2 servings. Do you have a kitchen scale?
 AMBERLYNNXXO Posts: 164 5/3/12 4:05 P I'm wanting to make a recipe, and it calls for 1/4 pound dry fetticuine noodles..does anyone know how much that would be? I'd be using the boxed dry noodles if that matters..
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